Filtration

Taking the Price out of Performance

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Industry Filtration
Material Used FKM Fluorocarbon
Seal Type U-Cup
Problem solved Technical

The Situation

A well-known known manufacturer of diesel filters in the heavy-duty truck market needed to improve extreme low temperature performance for a biodiesel application.  The only viable material was extreme low temp FKM.  This material upgrade added a significant BOM cost increase which would limit the program’s commercial viability.

 

The Ask

We were asked to find a better option

 

The Solution

We applied our extensive experience of seal function in filter systems.  We identified seals where temporary low temp leakage pending system heat up would not be a significant problem. This analysis identified 7 of 11 seals which could remain as standard FKM vs the high cost specialty FKM formulation.  The customer evaluated and approved our recommendation

 

The Success

By selectively specifying a mix of regular and specialty FKM our customer achieved BOM cost targets facilitating a profitable new program with a major OEM customer, while adding -40 F performance to their biodiesel product line.

Ongoing predictable seal performance is assured regardless of influences inside and outside the supply chain by deploying Darcoid’s Seal Performance Creep controls

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